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25 Incredible Desserts That Are Actually Vegan

Vegan baking means different things to everyone. Sure for some people it is a lifestyle choice, but for others it is a way to quite literally have their cake and eat it too.

For me, vegan baking has made enjoying a dairy-free diet much easier. The substitutions and workarounds that I have learnt as I have had to navigate a way to eat my favourite desserts without dairy have also by accident made me familiar with the principles of vegan baking.

25 Vegan Dessert RecipesWith most desserts, we start with foundation ingredients of flour, milk, eggs, sugar and butter. For dairy-free I was already substituting milk and butter, therefore baking without eggs as well wasn’t a big step for me to take food from being dairy-free to vegan.

Vegan baking also makes desserts much more accessible not only to people who are vegan by choice, but to people with food allergies to both dairy and eggs, so these recipes can be a great option when needing to feed a group.

And finally, I always find people associate vegan baking with weird substitutions and ‘healthy’ alternatives. That is certainly not always the case, and the recipes listed below from around the web will satisfy any dessert craving (allll the sugar!).

And the best bit, even those who can eat anything will love these. They are delicious, decadent desserts, that just happen to be free from eggs and dairy.


1. No-Bake Chocolate Tart by Eight Forest Lane

A simple Oreo crust and a rich chocolate ganache filling – it doesn’t get much better than this. Get the recipe.

No-Bake Chocolate Tart

2. Snickers Galaxy Layer Cake by Not Quite Nigella

With next level decadence, this is one for the special occasion. Get the recipe.

Snickers Galaxy Layer Cake

3. 4 Ingredient Coconut Chocolate Ice Cream by Cookilicious

So few ingredients, so good. Get the recipe.

4 Ingredient Coconut Chocolate Ice Cream

4. Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie by Vegan Blueberry

Made with a silken tofu base, you can’t beat this creamy texture. Get the recipe.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

5. Tropical Celebration Cake by Supergolden Bakes

Mango curd and passionfruit come together in this impressive cake perfect for spring or summer entertaining. Get the recipe.

Tropical Celebration Cake

6. The Best Dairy-Free Chocolate Cake by Make It Dairy Free

You can’t go wrong with a classic. Get the recipe.

The Best Dairy-Free Chocolate Cake

7. Vegan Lemon Tart by The Foodie Journey

Made pretty with a super surprising ingredient! Get the recipe. 

Vegan Lemon Tart

8. Vegan Sticky Date Pudding by Eight Forest Lane

The most popular recipe on my blog for a very delicious reason. Get the recipe.

Vegan Sticky Date Pudding

9. Peanut Butter Fudge by plant.well

Super indulgent and made in the microwave – this fudge couldn’t be easier. Get the recipe.

Peanut Butter Fudge

10. Caramel Cheesecake by Downshiftology

Aren’t cashews amazing?? Get the recipe.

Caramel Cheesecake

11. Vegan Carrot Cake by Vegan Huggs

Filled with spices, this is a vegan twist on a classic flavour. Get the recipe.

Vegan Carrot Cake

12. One Bowl Fudge Brownies (Gluten Free) by The Fit Cookie

The perfect gooey centre and only 30 mins in the oven? Yes please. Get the recipe.

One Bowl Fudge Brownies

13. Chocolate Rose Cupcakes by Eight Forest Lane

Like a mini mud cake but so pretty on top! I’ll take a bouquet of these any day. Get the recipe.

Vegan Chocolate Rose Cupcakes

14. Lemon Pound Cake by Make It Dairy Free

Made in a bundt ban, this simple lemon cake becomes a perfect centrepiece for your next party. Get the recipe.

Lemon Pound Cake

15. Dairy-Free Magic Shell Ice Cream Bars by The Simple Green

I never need to buy vegan ice creams from the super market again! Get the recipe.

Dairy-Free Magic Shell Ice Cream Bars

16. Vegan ‘Snickers’ Cupcakes by Eight Forest Lane

Creamy peanut butter frosting, a rich chocolate cupcake and a drizzle of caramel. Perfection. Get the recipe.

Vegan Snickers Cupcakes

17. Chocolate Chip Cookies by Marsha’s Baking Addiction

The perfect chocolate chip cookie made vegan with just a few simple swaps. Get the recipe.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

18. Peanut Butter Brownies by Shivani Loves Food

Peanut butter + chocolate + brownies = best ever. Get the recipe.

Peanut Butter Brownies

19. Strawberry Peach Galettes by Orchids and Sweet Tea

For when you maybe need a break from all the chocolate and are looking for something pretty and fresh. Get the recipe.

Strawberry Peach Galettes

20. Chocolate Peppermint Slice by Downshiftology

The perfect after dinner treat. Get the recipe.

Chocolate Peppermint Slice

21. Chocolate Mousse Cake by Pretty Sweet Blog

So incredibly creamy on top with a chocolate sponge base, topped off with fresh strawberries. Delightful! Get the recipe.

Chocolate Mousse Cake

22. Easy Vegan Cheesecake by Vegan Blueberry

Made with vegan cream cheese, it’s basically the real deal. Get the recipe.

Easy Vegan Cheesecake

And to finish off your desserts…

23. The BEST Vegan Vanilla Buttercream by Eight Forest Lane

Super creamy, pipes like a dream and is perfect tinted any colour dependant on your occasion. Get the recipe.

Vegan Vanilla Buttercream

24. The BEST Vegan Chocolate Buttercream by Eight Forest Lane

Because sometimes things are just better topped with creamy, rich, chocolatey frosting. Get the recipe.

Vegan Chocolate Buttercream

25. The ULTIMATE Vegan Salted Caramel Sauce by Eight Forest Lane

Drizzle this on everything! Homemade caramel sauce is so much easier than you think. Get the recipe.

Vegan Caramel Sauce

I hope this list has shown you that just because it’s vegan, doesn’t mean it can’t be incredibly delicious! Cheers to always saying yes to dessert!

Sally x

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